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Kitchen HACK: The Easiest Way To Get a Sticky Cake Out of Its Baking Tin


Don't let your baked goods get destroyed on the very last step, just because you forgot the non-stick spray. Try this simple trick and they'll come out perfectly clean!

Whether we like to admit it or not, we've all been guilty of forgetting one extremely essential step in our baking ventures: the non-stick spray, or whatever you use to keep your batter from sticking with a death grip to the bottom and edges of the pan. Even just failing to put enough before putting the pan in the oven can give you the same frustrating struggle once it's time for this crucial last step.

As we all know, this error can quickly turn a masterpiece into a messy, crumbly, unappetizing mess.

The next time your cake or bread gets stuck in the pan, though, don't fret (or try to pry it out chaotically with a knife). We've discovered a life-saving little trick that will rescue your baked goods from this unthinkable doom!

Here's all you need to do:

Lay out a piece of wax paper (or a cooling rack). Turn your cake tin over on top of it and set it down. Then place a cotton towel on the tin and iron it gently with a hot steam iron. Do this for a couple minutes to allow the steam to heat up the bottom of the tin.

Now lift up the tin. It should come cleanly off and leave your baked masterpiece behind, perfectly in tact! Easy, right?


Ready to put this hack to the test? Get off to a great start with these 10 cake recipes that everyone should know how to make!


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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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